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Topic: Non machinable coins
Message: Posted by: gimpy2 (Dec 11, 2011 12:51PM)
Odd thing came in the mail this week. I ordered some Ike dollar coins to use with my new TUC a few days ago. When the coins came in the mail there was a note on the envelope, "non machineable coins". Just wonder what would make a coin non machinable and why would a coin dealer write that? The coins look fine to me.

Of course this woodworker has no plan to machine coins, Just curious.
Message: Posted by: MentalistCreationLab (Dec 11, 2011 02:40PM)
When you placed the order from the coin dealer you mentioned the fact that you need to machine the coins?

So the coins he sent you may have some collectable value instead of spenders (over circulated coin. Thereby the fact that he is a coin dealer and makes his living from the sale of coins to him all coins are non machinable.

Here is a tip, never tell the coin dealer your going to machine the coin, this way you will receive better coins for the same money, Since your a collector and most collectors would return sub standard coins if received.As a former coin trader if a guy would tell me he does not care about the quality because he going to machine it, my only thought would be "good time to get rid of some trash that would never sell at a premium price per quality. Now if I had to send better examples I may include a note stating such. In this case the dealer sent a not stating Non Machinable Coins.

That should answer your question. Also, I should point out that there was a year or two that they government made Ike's in silver and not clad composition.
Message: Posted by: gimpy2 (Dec 11, 2011 03:31PM)
Well I said nothing about machining the coins as I bought the coins to use non gaffed. I asume he made me for a magician from my E mail adress. Still think the whole thing is strange.
Message: Posted by: magicwatcher2005 (Dec 11, 2011 05:02PM)
Maybe their a copycat coin with made from cheap basic metal with silver plating.
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Dec 11, 2011 07:46PM)
The coins are machinable. The envelope can not be put through a sorting machine, because it contains coins.
Message: Posted by: MuleePete (Dec 11, 2011 10:50PM)
And thus we see how proper punctuation can help us avoid these embarrassing linguistic situations.
And I thought graymer listons was usliss.

Message: Posted by: gimpy2 (Dec 12, 2011 08:27AM)
Well That clears that up. I would have never thought of that in a hundred years.
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Dec 12, 2011 05:05PM)
Google is your friend.
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Dec 12, 2011 08:31PM)
This is now one of my favorite Café posts.

I would have thought the exact same thing as Gimpy did, yet, it all makes perfect sense when you look at it from a non-magician point of view.
Message: Posted by: James FX (Dec 24, 2011 10:04AM)
LOL, makes perfect sense now.